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Return On Capital Employed Overview: ReWalk Robotics

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ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ: RWLK) reported Q2 sales of $1.67 million. Earnings fell to a loss of $2.55 million, resulting in a 29.15% decrease from last quarter. In Q1, ReWalk Robotics brought in $760.00 thousand in sales but lost $3.60 million in earnings.

Why ROCE Is Significant

Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in ReWalk Robotics’s Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q2, ReWalk Robotics posted an ROCE of -0.21%.

It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future.

ROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows ReWalk Robotics is potentially operating at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital which will generally lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth.

For ReWalk Robotics, the return on capital employed ratio shows the current amount of assets may not actually be helping the company achieve higher returns, a note many investors will take into account when making long-term financial decisions.

Q2 Earnings Recap

ReWalk Robotics reported Q2 earnings per share at $-0.22/share, which beat analyst predictions of $-0.27/share.

 

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